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it's to russia's w.c.l. it's lessened by not more unpleasant twenty minutes. tempt him choose tonight here in moscow you're watching r t with me kevin allen and first it's in a story day for western europe's energy supply which is now being bolstered by russian gas directly through a brand new pipeline president dmitri medvedev chancellor angela merkel and their partners in the project have turned the valve that's opened the receiving end of the north stream line in germany the ten billion dollars schemes the longest subsea gas route in the world bush was at the same street. it will provide long term energy security for europe which had been affected by previous transit rails with the likes of ukraine and belarus it will also fill a shortfall in gas which is projected to reach some one hundred million homes by twenty thirty now this is a europe wide project why european leaders are here is because french dutch german
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companies energy firms have taken stakes in the north stream pipeline that will guarantee supply to homes in those countries for the next fifty years at least or the lifetime of this current project there are plans to send this gas on to berlin and then also the existing european network on to countries like the united kingdom as well is that with the with these russia is always going to great lengths to fulfill its energy obligations because it's our highest priority we will continue to supply our european partners without interruption in the future in order to attract more investment for the project i'm convinced that such involvement will minimize risks along the entire energy supply chain. but now this should also provide cheaper gas for homes in europe with no transit fees to be paid for the likes of ukraine and belarus with gas going direct for the first time from russia to the e.u. german shores langley merkel is optimus. tick about the future relations between
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russia and the european union. when speaking about energy supply security we also speak about diversification and russia is one of our most important partners this sources of supply have to be safe and the demand from europe is also guaranteed we need russian gas for the economic development of our continent and this means that we will be closely linked to each other for decades to come. it is the longest subsidy pipeline the gas pipeline in the world it took some engineering brilliance just for one example compressor stations which keep the pressure in gas pipelines usually there are several across the route this one just has has one the beginning of the route it's been planned since the ninety's ninety's construction did start a few years ago the second law and will come on stream next year and we've just spoken to some of the heads of the of the project who say the third line will be discussed by shareholders very shortly because they expect demand for gas to grow and to keep growing even through this crisis the euro crisis that we're seeing to
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keep growing through the e.u. in the coming years your correspondent daniel bushell a spoke to energy analyst julian lane told me europe's come to rely on russia as its main source of gas because the supplies always been accessible and reliable. but there is an overriding view within europe that diversification is important and this is a fein that we've heard echoed for many many years now but within that it is generally recognized that in europe and i don't think most of dissenting voice really anywhere in europe that russia is now and always will be a principal provider of gas to the european continent eighty's simply a vast repository of natural gas resources it is on europe's eastern border it has very stable. gas supply relationships with your in countries and a nobody's looking really to supplant russian gas what europe wants to do is to
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ensure that gas comes from other places by other routes in addition to russian gas but not instead of it. and we've more on this story too the chairman of the nord strain project former german chancellor gerhard schroeder tells r t why the pipeline is important for the russian relationship is a brief preview of an interview we've got coming up in full in twenty minutes time . your politician the european union needs russia geopolitical is learned but the reverse is also true of it's not a question of time has come to start cooperating and so looking back i'm only logical differences or niches in a situation where you could ship gas to china. and europe i hope russia never has to make a good. government is evidently pro european or europe or cannot keep pushing russia or way it hurts russians pride or is it if you we have to keep in mind or world russia has the alternative leadership in egypt or europe has no such
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alternative to europe's geo political position will only be approved or if it manages to enter a time to plant a ship with russia and at the same time grant session a turkey or that would be a sound strategy again or into the future by us the rest of us in the world to be legal name. the russian president's warns that militarist rhetoric in the middle east and an attack on iran could lead to a catastrophic war in the region to make a very valid statement came during the joint press conference with his german counterpart russia's been voicing strong words against any possible attack on iran following statements by israel that a strike is more likely than diplomacy they want to tie watchdog times about a report on iran's nuclear activities and provide evidence that to balance builds a testing facility and computer models of warheads iran has dismissed all allegations calling them fabricated by moscow said it considers the publication of the report inappropriate us foreign policy expert barbara slaven from the atlantic
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council discussion group told me an attack on to run would result in a full scale war in the middle east. obviously. the israelis are very very worried about iran and what iran would do but i think they also understand that the consequences of a strike could actually be worse for israel then allowing iran to proceed on this this path hezbollah has forty thousand rockets that it could unleash some of them can reach tel aviv hamas might attack israel would be even more isolated in the region of course it's very isolated already because of developments in the arab spring i don't think the united states would be pleased the french have said they don't want this and in the strength of the campaign against iran is building an international consensus against iran having nuclear weapons and that would be shattered by by a military strike at this time. and this israel flexes its political muscle around the jewish state hit by a recruitment crisis as
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a report by young israelis are increasingly unwilling to sign up for military service and fight for their country. italian prime ministers while a crucial budget vote has lost his majority support after a piece debated public finances on tuesday so whether scottish know the heavy pressure from the opposition to resign experts warn the political turmoil could tip italy towards even greater instability the country's moving closer to the center of europe's financial crisis with debts piling up as borrowing costs continue to rocket to journalist frederick oversell it says it's only has to move faster or that prevented. this situation has never been so critical. for so for business corney today loss there is majority in parliament in the. in the representatives of deputies so now corny with this of our many servers
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are debating about a future of the government and about eve action is a really alarming situation mentally because the spread between seeing years italian bonds a b t p and. reaching five hundred points point six per cent is a dramatic situation and the president of the town of republic of georgia napolitano we have to wait before he is this illusion or to get new straits or a me sewer reforms to soar again our economical big time with greece ministers there have offered their resignation to pave the way for a new government it comes as the country's leaders struggled to agree on a new prime minister as talks over that unity coalition and to the second day it was perfect dreyer of a is party set to stand once his replacements but announced into. government will lead the country until elections they're expected to be held in february greece is under pressure to ratify
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a one hundred thirty billion euro emergency package and its political crisis has put the entire eurozone jeopardy our correspondents are first been asking greeks for a bit on the situation the prospects for him but both countries see it. as the euro saying crisis rumbles on greece has once again found itself the focus of international attention and it seems like everyone's had an opinion about the situation here in the country we decided to come. which is really be me at the center it's very much of this year i quite the find out what the people of greece have to say about it all. so he says the camera and the mike. to. let the people of greece take it away alone we are angry. all the people who. are saying. everything is made money board
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actually. it's like they're trying to frighten us or something like that hi my name is vicky. media and i've been living in greece for ten years now my grandfather fought for this country and it saddens me that. right now there's a chance you might lose everything that we know in this country and there's really not much we can do and i want to ask some koreans. if all for european snow but all this did not be but. why do the olympics money question don't they want the money but the thing with the situation right now and greece is that we don't feel real secure about anything but our salaries our health and you know in my aids thing about the timber i'm going to make and the decisions i have to do from them from. now it's really sad because. everybody here things that you know that things
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could be better there is something more than the there's something more very very angry because of that there is a lot of unemployment in greece now. that people in greece are very skeptical about the euro i think. it's better we are in euro. of course definitely but there are so some serious problems. because a lot of people lost they lost their jobs you don't know what. you can do you can plan your life i'm twenty years old and i don't have a job. i have to leave with my parents i don't have money i can leave i hope for everybody to be calm and. try to get out of the crisis and i really hope everybody can help us to do that greece is a european country and greece and euro is a greek word
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a greek word that i hope something can be done so we can save this beautiful country and be able to pass it on to our grandchildren and the children after that the people of greece to step up to the mike and had a chance to have their say the question now is whether anyone's going to be ready to listen to them or the decisions again to keep being made the hiding place surface syntagma square in athens. still ahead from the program tonight with me kevin owen if you haven't yet considered a trip to russia caucuses tonight we report on how the region has no traction fountains of tourists following a strong campaign also we meet one of the members of the seventeen month long mars five hundred experiment who says the project was sort of reckless in part of his life. at a time when israel's threatening iran with military action confidence in the strength of the jewish state's army is crucial but every year more and more israelis are seeking ways to avoid conscription choosing to defend themselves
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rather than their country. reports on why the young generation is turning its back on military service. for years it's been the cornerstone of the country's security but these days there's a real risk these rady defense forces could be left defenseless conscription is at an all time you know about fifty percent of rizzoli jewish males who. serve in the military. qana spent most of the year and a half he was in the army trying to convince his superiors to release him on medical grounds they eventually did but only after he'd wasted months searching around he says doing nothing while in uniform get drafted for a. because of this feeling that it would be her story if i wouldn't and a couple months later i realized that i just couldn't take part in a longer in what's called the israel defense forces which has nothing to do with the fence other than my name and a growing number of israelis agree with him mr friedman made sure she scored low on
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her army entrance tests so instead of serving as a soldier she's now doing civil service working as an art instructor in a center for the mentally disabled i have our friends in the army and they saw. how they were when they first came to them in how they are now and it's a lot of brainwashing actually and they just keep you down from your identity and make you basically a soldier ten years ago the refusenik movement started in israel youngsters refusing to serve in the army on political grounds add to that the nearly fifteen percent of potential draftees who don't serve because of religious reasons and a recent series of scandals also so public trust in the military decline state. this video posted on you tube says a true israeli doesn't evade the truth in other words a true israeli avoids conscription fifteen or twenty years ago an advert like this
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would have been unthinkable in those days not serving in the army was something shameful but now young's. have role models like activia nodded a copy former girlfriend israeli model bar refaeli who evaded service and gave it legitimacy violations of human rights. are by israel's absolute disrespect of international law it's crystal clear there's no question about that study showed that by twenty twenty the number of military age jewish israelis who will not be serving will be the highest ever the growing trend has the military worried it won't have the troops it needs especially now as the region heats up and the army needs all the soldiers it can get portsea r.t. tel aviv. words national news in brief in india at least twenty people have been killed and dozens injured after a stampede broke during a religious ceremony in the north of the country another incident where tens of thousands of hindu pilgrims rushed towards
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a holy site to offer their prayers some of them tripped and fell while those behind continue to push forward many women and children reporting to be among the dead and injured deadly stampede sadly common in india last january more than one hundred people died on route to swine. syria's opposition reportedly appealed for international presence in the central city of homs where activists say at least eleven people were killed on monday it comes after damascus accused the u.s. of being involved in the violence and asked the arab league for support on the issue the u.n. claims at least three thousand five hundred people have been killed in the crackdown since anti-government protests started in march. liberians are choosing their country's president the events going ahead amid opposition protests and the boy called over fraud claims winston tubman who won some thirty three percent of the first round in october withdrew from the race last week alleging the process is rigged in the ruling party's favor his allegations were rejected by international observers though there were people to cast their ballots it's the first election
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since the country's fourteen year conflict ended in two thousand and three. michael jackson's doctor conrad murray has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter at an l.a. court he was found guilty of administering a lethal dose of the powerful anesthetic propofol which killed jackson in two thousand and nine murray could receive a maximum prison sentence now of four years and lose his medical license the jury took two days to reach its decision. members of the mars five hundred experiment a simulated round trip to the red planet who spent over seventeen months in isolation or enjoying their first few days back on earth i was one of the participants of the project romance charles says the mission became a life changing experience. i knew no one was just to have a world which was two hundred meters square big and only five person that they could meet it was very exciting very in terms of was
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a definitely the highlight of our trip and even though we knew it was a simulation and it was not at all like a real trip to mars which would be like ten thousand times bigger and more exciting it was it was very different. and we felt like being on the front place even of the real mass but it was very different if i was asked to go to was a real mass i would say no directly. or out we've got more news of course on our website any time you like it it out c dot com a couple stories online for you now tonight welcome to the no fly zone moscow's slam to take a stand for sentencing two russian pilots to jail for alleged smuggling after they made the majesty landing in the south of the country got more details on that if you like to follow it and a costly mistake microphones accidentally left switched on during a conversation between. reveal to the whole world just what they think about the israeli premiere interest story it's online for months.
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for many russia's caucuses has been a synonymous with violence over the years its biggest battle these days that is convincing people the times of change for the better attracting tourists is a key goal with luxury ski resorts among the developments taking shape and is articulate in a culture of the reports the p.r. it seems is paying off at last. my. these glamorous and extravaganza shows are the morgan face of the caucasus where an ancient traditions vie for attention with the razzmatazz of twenty first century life and for many started hand with the beautiful game not too long ago local football club biggest county and gene was barely known outside the region now it regularly makes international headlines with its doubles on the global transfer
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market with mr hanken i'm starting from scratch i've always trophies possible in europe as a player if you reckon start a new course i've played little bridge across before and he told me a lot about russian football and i do look forward to joining the team the words of the cameroon and star striker and more importantly the record price they were prepared to pay made the local team one of the most ambitious clubs in the world and a mission is almost everything and the caucasus discovered the land of opportunity it's five world class alpine sports results venue where the northern caucasus is coming. and there are actually more than a dozen ski resorts ham but all currently stand empty and the states now aiming to turn that around france has already signed up to the project with one important condition the dresher guarantees the repayment of funds if the security situation
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worsens or if there is a major incident the first the ground in new how it's also due to the residence of the upcoming ski season so there's not much time left to boast people's confidence in the safety of a holiday in the caucasus and that sense of a much harder task than building five star accommodation. indeed terrorism anti terror rides and armed attacks are often the first things that come to mind when you think of the caucasus because that's mostly what we hear in the news. but real life is as all. always so much more complicated there is another side to living down here that's barely even heard of beyond the region but which is well worth making the effort to discover your i never thought it would be possible in such a short amount of time what's happened in some kind of miracle i can believe my eyes and it's not just soaring skyscrapers and business centuries popping up ham celebrities have been ten and while some like actress hilary swank may have been
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forced to explain her visit the fall ounce only helped to put the region on the front pages the p.r. machine spinning and for speed because where the stars go the cameras follow my dinner question are you reporting from the north caucasus. look ahead to the rest of the sports actually coming up and about twenty minutes time with russian ice hockey in the headlines again tonight. in a couple of minutes as well we're told the north st. explain the significance of that massive gas pipeline project for europe that opened today or that after the latest business with you. hello and a very warm welcome to the program as we've been reporting russia has started pumping gas to europe prove the north stream pipeline with an eventual capacity of fifty five billion cubic meters the day you are true will likely change european energy of priorities in particular further shifting the emphasis away from
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alternative gas sources as consensus even a from the national energy security fund explains inside the europe. we see a very contradictory attitude the shale gas. you know you were speaking about russian. for example germany france the new alliance this country. is the future reality if you will always see that now the main driver of shale gas production in europe is paul about who was in. three ball and you food tried to analyze the real situation. of course was sort of could we see some conference suspicious presentations but no business. so you can compare notes through the shell gas production in europe where you understand that north rim is a reality show this is to a dream. let's take a look at how the markets are performing oil is trading near the highest level in
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three months lights we just currently at around nine to six dollars per barrel while branches hovering at one hundred fourteen dollars per barrel. your stocks have declined every easing early gains us investors concern over who will lead italy out of its debt crisis after prime minister silvio berlusconi won a bunch of votes without an absolute majority. and markets across europe are up afterburners cody's budget vote in germany the country's exports rose for a second month in september helping europe's largest economy whether it's sovereign debt crisis. and finally here in moscow the markets closed mixed there. yes was up about one percent but the my six was in the guts of. here's a quick look at some of the individual share moves in the mines since the picture was mixed among blue chips last point four percent was also in the red at the close the company's oil subsidiary gas from left says it boosted its net profit by sixty four percent of the first nine months of the year and russia's biggest lenders
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burbank gained two percent at the close. also relative economic data obviously also driving the market and we've seen some positive reports from the european banks such as boyd's and association are all today relatively positive which also helps the european exchanges up one point five percent roughly on the day which is obviously very important because the. hit on the banking system following the greece debt situation is clearly one of the key concerns at the moment. joining the world trade organization will cut russia's exposure to oil price fluctuations that's the fuel fitch credit rating agency which sees a number of benefits start session the agency suggests being in the trade club will boost growth and help diversify the economy it also says the move will improve confidence in the business climate and encourage foreign investment which confirmed
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russia's triple b. rating in september warning that oil price fluctuations could switch to a downgrade. that's a familiar up to day's another business update in less than fifteen minutes to two minutes time for you. to discover it.
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ten thirty pm tuesday night here in moscow thanks for being with us this is our t. and our top stories tonight moscow ushers in a new era of energy security for western europe as the landmark nord stream pipeline begins pumping russian gas straight to germany and beyond. moscow calls says it appropriate the publication of the un atomic watchdog report the states iran's been pursuing nuclear weapons it comes as russian president to be to preventive issues another stern warning against an israeli attack on. italian prime ministers come under increasing pressure to stand down he's won a crucial project vote but it's lost his majority support in the parliament sexpert for the country is on its way now to becoming the next victim of europe's financial crisis. in the one of those top stories as north stream gas center's europe for the first time we sit down next then with the man who's headed up the side.


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